Light party is al­ter­na­tive to hal­loween

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Not into Hal­loween?

No prob­lem, Mata­mata Chris­tian School and Mata­mata Bap­tist Church are co-host­ing a Light Party, a pos­i­tive al­ter­na­tive to Hal­loween.

The Light Party, suit­able for fam­i­lies will be held in the Bap­tist Church hall on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 31 from 5pm with plenty of fam­ily fun and lol­lies. Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to dress up, as a hero or hero­ine. Scary cos­tumes are dis­cour­aged.

Light Party co-or­di­na­tor Sarah Thur­low says the light party is ideal for par­ents who don’t like the ghoul­ish cos­tumes as­so­ci­ated with Hal­loween and don’t like to en­cour­age chil­dren to knock on strangers doors ask­ing for candy.

Plan­ning for the Mata­mata Light Party has been un­der­way for about a month, and it will in­clude a sausage siz­zle, bouncy cas­tle and plenty of car­ni­val chal­lenges. All chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

She says chil­dren will be able to use lol­lies as pay­ment to par­tic­i­pate in car­ni­val chal­lenges, but they will have the op­por­tu­nity to win them back.

En­try is by gold coin do­na­tion and as it’s all in­doors, it will go ahead what­ever the weather.

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